Tuesday, October 3
Today was speed work day. For speed work today – I did 1/4 mile repeats. What this means is that after a warm up of easy running (1 1/2 miles), I started doing intervals. 1/4 mile faster with 1/4 mile recovery (slower running). Today called for 6 of these. So, 6 X 1/4 mile repeats. Followed by a slower run for a cool down.
Where I ran today is called Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail. Trail is using the term loosely. I am not a fan of trail running – rocks and tree roots are not fun in my klutzy world! But, this trail is finely crushed gravel – much easier! I did my warm up on this trail.
The parking area for the trail is about 1/8 of a mile from the trail. If you do the other direction – it’s a paved road that dead ends after almost 1/2 mile. This is the road that I do my speed work on. It’s almost perfectly flat and no cars. It’s a great piece of road to get this done.
Total mileage today – 6 miles.
The temperature during my run today was 45 degrees. Long sleeve shirt, shorts and gloves was perfect! The sun was shining – so, it really was a perfect morning for a faster run. I’d be a happy, happy camper if the weather never got any colder than this!
A creek goes along this trail and road. As you can see from the picture – it has been very dry. This creek is definitely down. Hopefully, we will get a little rain soon.
Well, that’s it for today. Tomorrow will be a easy run – see ya after!